Theoretical Investigation of the Relation between the Output of a Methane Internal Reforming SOFC and the Composition of the Feedstream
It is a common point for the current fuel cell research to correlate the composition of the feedstream to the output of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). In this direction, the detailed steady-state transport processes (i.e. the flow regime, the heat transfer, the mass and the charge transport) are mathematically described here. A new mesoscopic mathematical model has been developed through the relative differential equations along with the appropriate boundary conditions, which have been numerically integrated by using the commercially available software CFD-ACE+, in order to calculate the electricity produced by the fuel cell. It is found that the produced current density increases with CH4 percentage in the feeding mixture.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
E. Vakouftsi et al., "Theoretical Investigation of the Relation between the Output of a Methane Internal Reforming SOFC and the Composition of the Feedstream", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 838-843, 2010